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Meet the coven

The Word Witches are a small coven of writers and artists who love all speculative fiction, weirdness, and various familiar cuddly creatures. We like to get together to promote things we love, including each other’s work.


Lindsey Johnson (aka Dance Witch) is the author of A Ragged Magic, Book 1 of The Runebound. It’s about witches! Lindsey is a fantasy writer who also likes to get down with the funk on a semi-regular basis. When not at the dayjob, or working on writing, she can be found either in dance class or at home huddled up with cats, being witchy, writery, and dancey – sometimes all at the same time. Likes cetaceans, frogs, fuzzy cuteness, smashing the patriarchy, angsty backstories, and the boogie.


Julie McGalliard (aka Design Witch) is the author of Waking Up Naked in Strange Places and its forthcoming sequel, Stripping Down to Scars. The series, Tales of the Rougarou, is about Cajun werewolves. Her short stories have appeared in the magazine Talebones and in the anthologies Witches, Stitches & Bitches: A Three Little Words Anthology (Volume 1) and Space Grunts: Full-Throttle Space Tales #3. Julie is a fan of all things New Orleans. Do you want some magic done? As Design Witch, we make her draw the sigils.

She lives in Seattle with her husband Paul, a fellow lover of books and New Orleans. And cats. don’t forget cats.

Jasmine Silvera (aka Love Witch, aka Ms. Witch) writes about things that go bump in the night, including headboards. She is the author of the Grace Bloods series, including Death’s Dancer and the forthcoming Dancer’s Flame, which is about necromancers! When not writing, she enjoys practicing yoga, photography, and relearning to dance. When writing, she survives on coffee and red wine. Alas, she is allergic to cats.


Aynjel Kaye (aka Tentacle Witch) is a writer of things fantastic and possibly also seeped in 80s nostalgia. By day, Aynjel is spackling paste (“I fill in the cracks, make everything look good, and hope no one notices me.”), and by night, a writer, gamer, reader, doodler, occasional photographer, and binger of television shows both good and bad.  In another timeline, Aynjel was a marine biologist and in this timeline still has a love for cephalopods, jellyfish, nudibranchs, sharks, and a bunch of bioluminescent deep sea creatures. You can find a recent story in the anthology Daughters of Frankenstein.


Shannon Page (aka Garden Witch) was born on Halloween night and spent her early years on a back-to-the-land commune in northern California. Books include Eel River; the collection Eastlick and Other Stories; and Our Lady of the Islands, co-written with the late Jay Lake. Shannon is a longtime yoga practitioner, has no tattoos, and is an avid gardener at home with her husband, Mark Ferrari, in the Pacific Northwest, where they live in a garden on an island at the edge of the sea.

She is fond of cats.

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